UFT Chapter Leader Meeting Report 9/12/13

By James Eterno Teacher/Chapter Leader- Jamaica High School ICE/TJC 2010 UFT Presidential Candidate READING THE TEA LEAVES AT CHAPTER LEADER MEETING: Sayanara Bill Thompson?; Don’t Expect Much Improvement on the Evaluation System with a New Mayor We’re back in school and the UFT called for a Chapter Leader meeting on Wednesday at the Brooklyn BridgeContinue reading “UFT Chapter Leader Meeting Report 9/12/13”

“Advance”: Teacher Evaluation and Parent/Teacher Solidarity in the Age of the High-Stakes Test

By Dan Lupkin Special Education Teacher & UFT Delegate P.S. 58, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Parents and teachers are often set against each other by politicians engaging in demagoguery and cynical “divide and conquer” tactics, but the truth is that our interests and passions are far more similar than they are different. What it boils downContinue reading ““Advance”: Teacher Evaluation and Parent/Teacher Solidarity in the Age of the High-Stakes Test”

“Advance” – The Movie

A very helpful video that explains the new evaluation system and provides suggestions for how educators should prepare themselves. A “must watch” for every UFT member! Created by John Elfrank-Dana Teacher/UFT Chapter Leader Murry Bergtraum High School Please sign MORE’s petition calling for a moratorium of the new teacher evaluation system Online here Print andContinue reading ““Advance” – The Movie”

The New Evaluation System: Teachers and Students are More than a Test Score

This post is an expanded version of our Newsletter article. To help distribute our newsletter please sign up here. State Education Commissioner King has imposed a new teacher evaluation plan that reduces each year of our teaching to a single number based largely on students’ test scores. Up to 10%  of teachers statewide may faceContinue reading “The New Evaluation System: Teachers and Students are More than a Test Score”

Petition-Moratorium on New Evaluations

MORATORIUM ON THE NEW YORK CITY TEACHER EVALUATION SYSTEM Please print out the above link and circulate in your school. You can email more@morecaucus.org to arrange for pick up and/or drop off. Petitions can also be picked up/droped off at any of our upcoming happy hours (dates/locations to follow), general meetings (9/21,10/19) and/or our brunch(10/5). We will have MORE members collecting/distributingContinue reading “Petition-Moratorium on New Evaluations”

The New John King Math: 40% = 100%

This new school year will be the first time that teachers in NYC will be evaluated using the evaluation system imposed by State Education Commissioner John King. Under the new system every teacher will receive a score ranging from 0 to 100 and this number will determine if the teacher is deemed Highly Effective, Effective, Developing orContinue reading “The New John King Math: 40% = 100%”